Eclectica Contemporary 2018-01-09T10:23:11+00:00


With an increasing focus on African Art around the world, Eclectica Contemporary aims to present a carefully selected and focused collection of art from the continent that interrogates issues facing us in a globalized world. The art at Eclectica Contemporary often showcases practices and materials from art history but which push these boundaries and explore uncharted territories of representation, technique and theory.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Eclectica Contemporary sees itself as an African gallery with an international vision. We celebrate the diversity and depth of art making on our continent while aiming to contextualize it for a growing global market.

Our program of exhibitions shows a mix of solo shows by gallery artists alongside curated group shows. In addition, the Eclectica Contemporary exhibition space has facilities for experimental, new media and project-based works.



Stop stop click: group exhibition

Stop stop click A key question hitting the art world and specifically contemporary photographers is the question of the future of the image. To stop, to pause, to click manifests in everyday life

Body, Soul and Spirit: Ley Mboramwe

Body, Soul and Spirit: Ley Mboramwe Ley Mboramwe is a Cape Town based artist, originally from Kinshasa, DRC. He completed his degree in Fine Art at the Académie des Beaux-Arts

Asuka Nirasawa

Asuka Nirasawa: Biography Japanese artist, Asuka Nirasawa, obtained her BA in Fine Arts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where she majored in painting and printmaking. She

Karin Preller

Karin Preller: Biography Currently full-time artist, Karin Preller, graduated with her B Proc and LL B from the the Rand Afrikaans University (University of Johannesburg) – where she is now also

The Rape: Sorrel Hofmann

The Rape Eclectica Contemporary is proud to present a new solo exhibition by Sorrel Hofmann entitled “The Rape”. Following on from her highly successful debut exhibition at the UCT Irma Stern Museum earlier

(MANIATA) Lingala

Ley Mboramwe: Solo Exhibition 24/10/2016 - 05/11/2016 Ley Mboramwe hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He completed his degree in Fine Art at the 'Academie des Beaux' in

Un_Learn, my soul

Asanda Kupa: Solo Exhibition 06/10/2016 - 05/11/2016 Asanda Kupa is a rising talent among South African painters. He was born in Molteno, in the Eastern Cape and has always been

Silent Auction 2016

2016 Silent Auction 03/08/2016 – 04/08/2016 Here's what you missed out on! Photographer: Alex Oelofse 2016 Silent Auction 03/08/2016 – 04/08/2016 Bid Or Buy


Eight contemporary painters will explore new directions, techniques and ideas in their medium, responding to local and global issues that have emerged in the wake of decolonization, the end of institutionalized Apartheid and the challenges and opportunities of a globalized world. The title ‘Charting’ implies a journey and making one’s way in territories that are being explored as well as the idea of concepts, artists and themes that are on the rise and coming to the fore. This, the first exhibition in a new gallery and exhibition space, has been guest curated by Andrew Lamprecht, Cape Town-based lecturer and writer.